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  1. james dent

    james dent TS Member

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    i own a custo t/c encore in 204 i live in nevada no ground hogs but coyotes it does very well i shot a yote at 550 one shot kill it does a better job than my 22-250 my gun has a 1in12 twist and i shoot 32gr
     
  2. Lyle

    Lyle Member

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    I have only shot the R-15 in .204 on yotes and really like it. I have heard or read that many really like the CZ American if you are looking for a bolt gun.

    Lyle
     
  3. 700X-user

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    I have the .204 in a Ruger 77 stainless bull barrel with the laminate stock.
    The gun is very destructive on groundhogs. My Ruger likes the 39 grain bullets better than the 32's. I think you would be happy with this caliber.
    E-mail me if you have any questions. I might be able to help. Check out the website 204ruger.com

    Ed
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Annoy an anti-gun liberal: Buy a Remington R15 in .204 Ruger.

    I have an R15 carbine in .223. I really like it. Outstanding accuracy. Wish Remington made auxilliary uppers for it in .204.
     
  5. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I have a Remington 700 26" barrel Varmint Special HB with a 15X Unertl Ultra Varmint. Very heavy outfit but sub .5 MOA shooter.
     
  6. Sprinklerman

    Sprinklerman Member

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    I have sold several Howa 1500 with the Hoge Rubberized stocks. Vary accurate and modestly priced. Mark Mauch
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Like sprinklerman, I own and enjoy the Howa in 204 with the rubber stock. It may be the best buy out there
     
  8. Neal Crausbay

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    Ruger No.1B w/26" bbl. topped with a Leupold 8X 1/2" dot. Likes Hornady factory 40 gr. V-Max best. If you buy something with less than a 26" barrel, you are giving up the velocity this cartridge was designed to deliver.
     
  9. MAX & TOBY

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    I got a Savage model 16 - topped with a Nikon monarch scope. Very little recoil shooting Hornady 40gr. Dead on at 200yds - You will not be disappointed.
     
  10. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    My CZ varmit shoots 32gr handloads very well.
     
  11. Ernest Walker

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    heres the gun for you i've nailed prairedog from around 500yrds with it 243 i had a 204 ruger this gun is a flater shooting gun at longer yardage
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  12. K-80BUD

    K-80BUD TS Member

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    I've got a Cooper stainless in .204 and love it. Very accurate and no recoil. You can see the bullet hit the target. My rifle likes the 39 or 40 gr. bullets much better than the 32 gr. Bud Wood
     
  13. Lobo

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    Got a few bucks and want the best? This guy builds consistant 2 1/2-3 inch groups. Not impressed? How about at 1,000 YARDS. Look him up. Larry Crow, Competitive Edge Gun Works, Bogard, Missouri. Went dogging with him a few years back. My 700 BDL 22-250 was done about 300. His 204 was doing it at 400-450.
     
  14. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    You got a bad 700 BDL if that is the case....
     
  15. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't overlook the Savage Predator Hunter in .204 Ruger.

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    The original fully camo'd version:<br>
    Predator Hunter
    (Actually the second version, as it has a box magazine, though the pic doesn't show it.)

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    The new version with their AccuStock and fluted barrel:<br>
    Predator Hunter with AccuStock

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    The snow camo version, if you do your fur hunting in the winter:<br>
    Predator Hunter Snow Camo

    Two of these are also made as package guns with scopes. They are blind magazine versions of the above:<br>
    Predator Hunter Package Gun<br>
    Predator Hunter Snow Camo Package Gun<br>

    As an alternative to the package guns, note that Nikon makes matching camo scopes in Mossy Oak Brush and Max-1 in 3-9x and 4.5-14x.:<br>
    Nikon Coyote Special Scopes

    My son has an earlier Savage Predator Hunter in .223. The original was a blind magazine model, which later was available only as a package gun. He has a matching Nikon 4.5-14x Coyote Special on it.
     
  16. BeerKing

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    I have both an R-15 Remington and a 700 Remington in .204. R-15 does great job on coyotes and love to watch where the bullet hits with no recoil.
     
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